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16

Nov
Mitra restaurant staff Koh Samui

Koh Samui Restaurants: Tips for an Experience Not Soon Forgotten

Say ‘Koh Samui restaurants‘ and one word springs immediately to mind: variety. From informal buffets to fine dining and everything in between, this idyllic island is also a foodie’s paradise. Here are some of our insider tips for travellers seeking a culinary experience to remember. 1. Venture Out If you’re staying in one of the …

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16

Nov
Koh Samui Airport departures

Koh Samui Airport – One of the Most Beautiful Airports in the World

Koh Samui airport is many travellers’ first glimpse of their holiday island paradise, and we can honestly say that it lives up to expectations. Also known as Samui International Airport, its architects clearly appreciated that for most people arriving in a new destination, first impressions really do count. Designed to blend with its surroundings, the …

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20

Sep
loy krathong light festival sky lantern

Loy Krathong & Yi Peng: Thailand’s Festival of Light

Loy Krathong is probably the one time in the year when Thailand looks even more beautiful by night than it does during the day. If you’re looking for a true cultural experience you’ll remember forever, you’ll be sure to find it in this traditional festival of hope, colour and light. This annual celebration gets its …

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11

Jun
Samui Regatta 2013 yachts

Koh Samui Regatta 2013

The Koh Samui Regatta 2013 once again showed how this annual event has become one of Samui’s most exciting occasions. As the concluding event of the Asian Yachting Grand Prix Championship – a series of 5-star racing events held throughout Asia – it was a festive happening on the island. Organized by Regattas Asia, the …

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11

Jun
Beautiful sunset in Koh Samui

Koh Samui – Thailand’s Favourite Island Destination

The island of Koh Samui, Thailand’s Jewel as it is sometimes referred to, features endless tropical beauty surrounded by many peaceful shores and calm Gulf of Thailand waters. Once a sleepy fishing island and later a haven for backpacking youngsters, the small island has become a favourite resort destination, as it is large on activities …

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1

May
Muay Thai Boxing Fight

Muay Thai Kickboxing: Thailand’s Martial Art of 8 Limbs

Muay Thai is Thailand’s national sport and taken extremely seriously. Widely considered to be the world’s most dangerous martial art, Muay Thai kickboxing is a superb showcase of speed, strength and technical ability. The Thai boxers you see in the ring put on a real fights for you to see just how brutal and beautiful …

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24

Apr
beach wedding samui newly weds

Koh Samui Weddings: Memories that Last Forever

The romance of Koh Samui weddings is very real and quite amazing. For many reasons, this wondrous tropical island draws ever more couples, to begin their lives together or to renew their vows. Getting married on a lovely paradise isle will be more than memorable, it’ll be transcendent. As more people are discovering, most Koh …

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23

Apr
Group at a waterfall in Koh Samui

Namuang Waterfalls in Koh Samui

There are 2 Namuang waterfalls in Koh Samui. Muang in Thai means purple and is named so because of the purple rocks that form the falls. Namuang Waterfall 1 is a beautiful 18m high waterfall and easily accessible by a short walk into the jungle from the parking area nearby, making it a great place …

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12

Apr
Mummified monk at Wat Khunaram in Koh Samui

Mummified Monk: Koh Samui’s Spiritual Attraction

Koh Samui’s Mummified Monk at Wat Khunaram is an unusual sight yet it offers a unique insight into Buddhist and Thai culture. The monk Luong Pordaeng died in 1973 in a seated meditative position, and ever since his body has been on display in an upright glass case at the temple. Remarkably, even more than …

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8

Apr
Thai BBQ moo ka tar

Thai BBQ Koh Samui – A Real Thai Experience

The Thai BBQ near Bophut temple is a local gem in Koh Samui, frequented by Thai’s & expats alike but rarely sees tourists. Thai BBQ in Thai is pronounced as moo-gra-tha or moo-ka-ta, which means pork skillet and offers an authentic Thai dining experience on a budget. Essentially moo ka ta is a combination of a …

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2

Apr
Koh Samui Magic Garden

Secret Garden: Koh Samui’s Buddha Shrine

The Secret Garden, otherwise known as the Magic Garden or Secret Buddha Garden can be found in the hills of Koh Samui and was built by a local Samui fruit farmer, Nim Thongsuk, starting it in 1976 when he was 77 years old. The Secret Garden is a beautiful landscaped garden featuring flowers and trees …

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30

Mar
Hin Ta Grandfather Rock Koh Samui

Hin Ta & Hin Yai – Koh Samui’s Rude Rocks

Hin Ta and Hin Yai are located along Koh Samui’s eastern coastline of Lamai and are coincidentally right next to each other.  These rude rock formations have been naturally formed over 1000’s of years most likely due to glacial deposition and coastal erosion of the granite boulders. There is a beautiful view stretching along the coastline …

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